Advocacy

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Life isn't fair for people with diabetes.

First, there is the simple fact of coping with a chronic illness.

Second, there are the barriers that prevent people with diabetes from enjoying the same opportunities as the rest of the population.

Our Advocacy program's efforts work to bring down the barriers and fund research to Stop Diabetes®.

Take Action

Together we can transform the lives of all people with diabetes if we take action.

Advocacy Priorities

By working with Congress and State Legislators, we can stop the diabetes epidemic in America.

Hometown Advocacy

Resources for Association local volunteer leaders and staff sharing our Advocacy priorities and accomplishments, and recruiting and engaging new advocates in your community.

Explore: Advocacy

  • Take Action at the State Level

    Every letter you write, every phone call you place helps make it impossible for your state lawmakers to ignore the urgent need to fight diabetes.

  • News & Events

    For the latest advocacy news and events from the American Diabetes Association, please check this section of our website regularly.

  • National Youth Advocate

    The American Diabetes Association's National Youth Advocate.

  • The Cost of Diabetes

    The national cost of diabetes in the U.S. in 2012 was more than $245 billion, up from $174 billion in 2007.

  • Advocacy News

    Read the latest advocacy-related press releases from the Association.